So I passed the Digital Dust – Dusty Folders Vol.1 to DJ headpiece747 and he was taking back by the skills of Primus Maximus on the Monome. He liked the mix so much that he took out his bottle of alcohol and started to design an album cover for it. He posted it on monome.org after DJ Tes (of Digital Dust) asked to see it and then Primus Maximus had this to say:
Good stuff headpiece747!
But it says “Dust Digital” on the cover while we are Digital Dust.
We have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/digitaldustmusic) and a website which is not done yet (www.boomtobap.com)
Drunkenness at its finest but he corrected the name and it is here for your album art inclusiveness.
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Primus Maximus (of Digital Dust) put up this video of him using a device called a Monome. He reworks Raekwon’s “Incarcerated Scarfaces” and adds some scratching to make a chilled out version. On the YouTube version, he adds this:
Download our Digital Dust Mix made on monomes here:
Sampled Skull Snaps drums & El Mitchels Affair horns & Guitar
So I dug a little more to found out more about the Monome and came across this at monome.org:
each is a reconfigurable grid of backlit keypads which connects to a computer. interaction between the keys and lights is determined by the application running on the computer. there is no hard-wired functionality.
and can be used for:
live sample cutters, math simulations, drum machines, generative controllers, tonal maps, games, visualizations.
Yes I internet dig so you don’t have to. Also download that Digital Dust Mix it is nice and now go enjoy the video.
The Advantage Music Group & Domination Recordings Present: Chapter 2 : Street Soul for your listening pleasure. For your viewing pleasure on your mp3 player or pc, DJ headpiece747 & myself took it upon ourselves to fix the mp3 tags and artwork. Chapter 2 : Street Soul features 21 tracks from artists such as Prince Po, Ill Poetix, Keith Masters, Malay Sparks and plenty more. So check out the updated zip file and artwork below.
Download: The Advantage Music Group & Domination Recordings Present: Chapter 2 : Street Soul
Big Buck Bunny the second “open movie” after previously mentioned Elephants Dream from the Blender Foundation. Just like the first one they have included all of the production files for aspiring artists to use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. Also for the first time, Blender is releasing Big Buck Bunny and Elephants Dream together on Blu-ray. Big Buck Bunny revolves around three sinister hamsters (rodents?) messing with a large bunny and the large bunny exacting his revenge on the three culprits. Enjoy on Vimeo HD (below) then go get it in portable, higher or Blu-ray format on the Big Buck Bunny website.
Brother Ali is preparing his new album, “Us” on September 22nd and gives us this teaser video with the MP3. Watch the video then download the track.
MP3: Brother Ali – Us (Video Edit) via Rhymesayer Entertainment
This time DJ headpiece747 gives us a double shot (drunk) of album covers for the free downloads of Turbo’s ElectroRock v.3 (disc1, disc2 & disc3) & v.4. The album art for ElectroRock v.4 is incredible.
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Remember the Rakim post then you will recall me talking briefly on Soul Assassins TV. Here is the full rundown, DJ Solo of Soul Assassins fame has the time slot of 6-8pm PST with the show called DJ Solo’s 40s & Blunts. He drops old & new music like that new Rakim and has special guests like Def Jef and DJ P-Trix. There is also a social thing on the show whereas you can chat with other viewers about the show. Overall the show is a must see and you can watch past episodes on the website also. I am currently watching the The BackBeat and then Soul Assassins Radio : The West Wing to get caught up. Here is the lineup for next Thursday to watch Soul Assassins TV Live:
12:00 – 3:00 – Soul Assassins Radio : The West Wing
3:30 – 5:30 – The Backbeat On Soul Assassins TV
6:00 – 8:00 – DJ Solo’s 40s & Blunts